Reference Sires

Join us on April 13th, 2022, at 4:00PM CST for our 19th Annual Production Sale.

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This list is of the sires of the 2022 Sale Bulls and Heifers.

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Alap of Wye

Reg: AAA 13641146


Birth Date: 01/30/2000 Tattoo: 8329

Breeder: 371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD

Owner(s):

185855 - David A Freeman, Mars Hill NC

371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD

1136084 - Covered Bridge Plantation, Brevard NC


Sire: Manning of Wye

Dam: Milady of Wye

MGS: Bear of Wye Umf 6591

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Bellaman of Volga

Reg: AAA 19329126


Birth Date: 02/17/2018 Tattoo: 1806

Breeder: 112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD

Owner(s):

112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD


Sire: Masterpiece of Volga

Dam: Blackbird of Volga 0933

MGS: Buckeye of Volga 0608


Bellaman is by Masterpiece of Volga, an Emulation 31 son out of Margaret of Volga 0507. 0507 is an outstanding Alap of Wye daughter 0507 and our proven herd matriarch. Bellaman's dam, Blackbird of Volga 0933, is double a bred Moofassa of Volga daughter, Moofassa being the full brother of 0507. Line breeding in this manner makes Bellaman's dam genetically the same as a 0507 daughter.


Combining the calving ease reliability of E31 and Alap has made Bellaman our go-to heifer bull for the past few years and a favorite walking sire. There are no surprises with this bull, his progeny are consistent with our herd goals and core genotyple. Bellaman reproduces the original Angus traits we never attempt to alter... the old time virtues of calving ease, vitality, longevity, and fertility that remain the baseline for our expectations.

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Billy of Volga 0601

Reg: AAA #15677718


Birth Date: 02/10/2006 Tattoo: 0601

Breeder: 112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD

Owner(s):

112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD

1098936 - Shouldis Ranch, White River SD


Sire: Legend of Volga 0413

Dam: Blackbird of Volga 0409

MGS: Matson of Volga 2006

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Qirth of Wye 10660

Reg: AAA +*18303086


Birth Date: 01/26/2015 Tattoo: 10660

Breeder: 1186229 - Spring Valley Ranch & Cattle LLC, Rose NE

Owner(s):

112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD

371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD


Sire: Federal of Wye

Dam: Queen Mother of Wye UMF 9141

MGS: Bonanza of Wye

SVR Columbus King 6125

Reg: AAA +*18911672


Birth Date: 04/21/2016 Tattoo: 6125

Breeder: 1186229 - Spring Valley Ranch & Cattle LLC, Rose NE

Owner(s):

112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD

1089452 - Snake Creek Angus, Platte SD

1186229 - Spring Valley Ranch & Cattle LLC, Rose NE


Sire: Columbus of Wye

Dam: Queen Mother of Wye UMF 10090

MGS: Burbank of Wye UMF 9446


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Emerson of Volga 1880

Reg: AAA 19329183


Birth Date: 03/18/2018 Tattoo: 1880

Breeder: 112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD

Owner(s):

112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD


Sire: O Mr Banquoe 2 Sam

Dam: Eileen of Volga 1306

MGS: Mojo of Volga 0849

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SVR Embody Eric 6252

Reg: AAA 18946701


Birth Date: 05/02/2016 Tattoo: 6252

Breeder: 1186229 - Spring Valley Ranch & Cattle LLC, Rose NE

Owner(s):

112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD

1186229 - Spring Valley Ranch & Cattle LLC, Rose NE


Sire: BAX Embody 97-844

Dam: SVR Range Lady 1583

MGS: O C C Emblazon 854E


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SVR Columbus Lou 6144

Reg: AAA +*18912785


Birth Date: 04/10/2016 Tattoo: 6144


Breeder: 1186229 - Spring Valley Ranch & Cattle LLC, Rose NE

Owner(s):

112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD

1186229 - Spring Valley Ranch & Cattle LLC, Rose NE


Sire: Columbus of Wye

Dam: Lucy of Volga 0420

MGS: Matson of Volga 2006

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SVR Lajos Copeland 6130

Reg: AAA +18907761


Birth Date: 04/07/2016 Freeze Brand: 6130

Breeder: 1186229 - Spring Valley Ranch & Cattle LLC, Rose NE

Owner(s):

112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD

1186229 - Spring Valley Ranch & Cattle LLC, Rose NE


Sire: Lajos of Wye UMF 9939

Dam: Copeland of Wye UMF 9753

MGS: Bartor of Wye Umf 5609

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Breton of Wye

Reg: AAA 19011313


Birth Date: 01/30/2017 Tattoo: 11001

Breeder: 371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD

Owner(s):

112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD

118833 - Cripple Pines Farm, Pine Mountain GA

371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD

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